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Guatemala Journey

  • Trip Type: Journeys
  • 8 Days | Antigua to Flores
  • Group Size: Max 16

Trip Details


Take a tropical getaway that goes beyond the average beach vacation. On this introduction to Guatemala's cultural and natural highlights, visit the lakeside communities of Lake Atitlán, walk the well-preserved Spanish Baroque neighborhoods of Antigua, and take a cooking class on the picturesque shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Add in some trekking, zip lining, or fishing, and you have an unforgettable Central American adventure.

Trip Highlights

    • Venture into the jungle on a guided tour of the Mayan city of Tikal.
    • Cruise Lake Atitlán, and visit the lakeside village of San Juan la Laguna for a Mayan lunch and a tree-planting ceremony.
    • Join a local chef to prepare traditional Guatemalan dishes on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá.
    • Learn to make chocolate the Mayan way at the ChocoMuseo, and then sample your tasty creation.

Itinerary - 8 Days

Day 1 — Guatemala City/Antigua

Arrive in Guatemala City and transfer to our hotel in Antigua.

Day 2 — Antigua

Explore Antigua with a local historian on a guided cultural walking tour that includes City Hall, the Catedral de Santiago, the Convent of Capuchins, the Palace of the Captains General, and the museums at Paseo de los Museos. Opt to go on a volcano trek, or take an excursion to a coffee farm or macadamia nut plantation. (1B)

Days 3 & 4 — Lake Atitlán

Travel by van and boat to the secluded village of Jaibalito on Lake Atitlán. Visit lakeside communities by boat, including San Juan la Laguna, a G Adventures–supported village. Take an orientation walk, visit various weaving co-ops and colorful markets, have a traditional Mayan lunch, and attend a Mayan tree-planting ceremony. Then, with free time, opt for outdoor pursuits like zip lining, fishing, windsurfing, hiking, bird-watching, and kayaking. (2B, 1L)

Day 5 — Antigua

Return to Antigua and participate in a hands-on workshop at a chocolate museum, learning about the ancient Mayan chocolate-making process from bean to bar and enjoying plenty of tastings. (1B)

Days 6 & 7 — Flores/Tikal

Fly to the colorful town of Flores in the Petén region of Guatemala. Enjoy a cooking lesson, and have lunch with a local chef on the shores of Lake Petén Itzá. Spend your last full day in Guatemala on a guided tour of the famous Mayan ruins of Tikal, a UNESCO World Heritage site. (2B, 1L)

Day 8 — Flores

Depart at any time. (1B)

Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with
G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.


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Cost Details

All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.

My Own Room

During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.

My Own Room Option: From $549

What's Included

Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between destinations and to/ from included activities, and activities as listed in the itinerary. The optional excursions in Antigua and Lake Atitlán are at an additional cost.

Comfortable, mid-range hotels that reflect the local character (7 nights)

Meals Included
7 breakfasts, 2 lunches. Allow an additional $270–355 for meals not included.

Private van, boat, plane

Optional Experience

You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about any optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are at an additional cost.